Salmon Fish Cakes

Stuart Miller, Meal Makers
20 - 30 mins

This recipe is an inspired way of using up leftover mashed potatoes and using homemade breadcrumbs.

250g leftover mashed potato
2 tbsp of any herbs (parsley, dill and chives work particularly well)
1 tsp mustard
1 lemon with 1 tbsp juice squeezed and 1 tbsp zest grated
1 beaten egg
2 salmon fillets or 1 tin (213g)
1 tbsp heaped plain flour
75g homemade breadcrumbs
3 tbsp sunflower oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the potato, mustard, lemon juice and zest, herbs and seasoning.
On a baking sheet, season the salmon with salt and pepper. Grill for 5-6 minutes until just cooked. Allow to cool, remove skin and break into large flakes.
Mix the salmon into the potato mixture, taking care not to let the flakes break up too much. Form into four equally-sized round patties.
Put the flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs into three separate plates. Dip the patties into the flour (dusting off any excess), then dip in the egg, and then the breadcrumbs to coat all over.
Fry the fish cakes in the sunflower oil over a medium heat for approximately 3 minutes on each side until the breadcrumbs are golden and the fish cakes are cooked through.
Serve the fish cakes with a sprinkling of lemon zest. We suggest cooked green beans and cherry tomatoes as a side.